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Published: Thursday, July 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Daniel Leifker
San Francisco, CA

The opposite once happened to me at McDonald's. The drive-in had the speaker thing at the entrance and then two windows, one for paying and one for picking up your order. I gave my order, and the lady told me to "drive to the first window." I saw a car stopped ahead of me at the pay window but didn't realize the two windows had different purposes and assumed they were both for paying and picking up. So I drove to what I thought was the "first window," the one that was first in line, not the first one I would drive past. The driver of the other car assumed I was rudely forcing my way to the front and cutting him off, and he got extremely angry and abusive, honking his horn and screaming nasty things at me. All because of poorly labeled windows. It ruined my day and probably ruined the other driver's day, too. I'm glad kindness is contagious, and I wish anger weren't.

A week later I went thru the same drive-in and saw enormous numerals "1" and "2" on the windows.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

As someone who drives many miles each year on business, I've seen strangers paying for gas and treats when they saw a family that needed a "little help". I've seen the surprised expressions on faces. I've seen the tears of gratitude.

Quiet acts of kindness lift the burdens that weigh so heavily.

The "donut" story is an excellent example of people thinking of others before they think of themselves.

Let's hope that it's "catching". Let's hope that we all open our eyes and look for a chance to anonymously brighten someone's day.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Must have been a democrat.

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